A group of 2500 independent workshops, automotive aftermarket distributors and parts manufacturers recently banded together as a common movement, asking why South African motorists are still obligated to have their vehicles serviced by accredited franchised dealers to keep their warranties valid. With economic turbulence increasing countrywide, plenty of consumers are asking the same question.
At Mahindra, we have the utmost understanding for the need to keep expenses as low as possible, but we also know that when it comes to servicing your vehicle, you get what you pay for. Here are a few reasons why servicing your Mahindra at an accredited dealership makes more sense:
Our OEMs hold us accountable
The original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of Mahindra vehicles keep a close eye on all franchises. This means that our workmanship is held to very high standards.
Our technicians benefit from ongoing training
At Mahindra, our technicians receive ongoing training to ensure that they are able to use specialised tools and run complicated diagnostics to repair modern vehicles. This is how we ensure that every vehicle owner enjoys impeccable service.
New equipment = service excellence
Unlike independent workshops, Mahindra franchises are required to pay licensing fees and update diagnostic and calibration equipment regularly. Our franchises also have the special tools required to service low-volume Mahindra vehicles.
Maintenance plans make budgeting easier
When you have a maintenance plan in place, you don't have to factor scheduled services into your month-to-month budget. Plus, you'll be saving on the price of consumables that stays the same under a maintenance plan, even if inflation may have increased the price thereof.
Reselling goes far smoother
Once you’re ready to resell your Mahindra vehicle, you will find it much easier to do so if the stamps in your service booklet are all from accredited franchised dealers.
There you have it – a concise summary of the benefits of having your Mahindra vehicles serviced at an accredited franchise dealership. For more information on service costs and bookings at our branches throughout South Africa, feel free to reach out to one of our knowledgeable representatives.